McMaster: Trump running again would be 'terribly divisive'

McMaster: Trump running again would be 'terribly divisive'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that he would not support another run for office by Trump following his 2020 election defeat and the riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead.

In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," the former Trump administration official refused to take a position on whether the Senate should convict the president of inciting an insurrection against Congress, but said that the House's vote to impeach Trump a second time was evidence that "nobody is above the law."

Asked by host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperPelosi says she will run for reelection in 2022 Biden frustration with Fox News breaks through surface The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden's public moment of frustration MORE if he would support another run for office by Trump, McMaster countered that he doesn't "support anybody" but stated that he thought it would negatively affect the country if Trump ran for office again.

"No, I think it would be terribly divisive," McMaster said.

McMaster is the latest former senior Trump administration official to come out against the president following his supporters' storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. A number of top administration officials have resigned in the wake of the attack, including Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoHogan won't say if he will file to run for Senate by Feb. 22 deadline Top Republicans pressing Hogan to run for Senate Biden returns restores tradition, returning to Kennedy Center Honors MORE and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

In a resignation letter sent last week, Azar wrote that despite the administration's work so far, the attack on the Capitol threatened to "tarnish these and other historic legacies of this Administration."

Downtown Washington, D.C. has seen military checkpoints and a major ramp-up of security in recent days as officials prepare for more possible violence on Wednesday, the day President Trump is expected to leave the White House and President-elect BidenJoe BidenNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia MORE is inaugurated.